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New Salem - May 2, 2007

Counselorís Corner

Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified School Counselor
National Certified Career Counselor
New Salem High School

2007 Summer Career Academies

Wondering what your son or daughter could do this summer in order to help narrow down career options? Listed below are some career academies that are being offered to high school students in North Dakota this summer. To find out more about these options, please go to

Business Challenge 2007
July 8-13, 2007
Registration Fee $ 125. ($ 95. Early Bird if paid by May 31, 2007)
This is an entrepreneurial experience for students in grades 9-12. Students get a head start on their future, earn credit, run a business, learn from motivational speakers, tour industry sites, enjoy a trip to Medora and have a blast! To find out more go to or call Colleen Rodakowski at 800-279-4295.

Culinary Arts Academy
June 3-15, 2007
There is no cost for this experience. Students earn 1/2 high school credit from Bismarck Public Schools. Enjoy hands-on cooking in a lab environment; hearing presentations by recent culinary school graduates and guest chefs from area restaurantsí taking field trips to area businesses for on-site experience; as well as a final project for special guests in a simulated restaurant setting. Contact Connie Grause, or call 701-224-5433.

Diva Technology Camp for Girls
June 4-8, 2007 @ Williston State College
Cost is $ 25. and is for girls entering grades 6, 7, and 8. The application deadline is May 25, 2007. Girls will explore various non-traditional careers as well as gain experience in technology related areas. Contact Penny Soiseth at or call her at 1-888-863-9455, ext. 4220.

Environmental Tech Camp
June 11-15, 2007 at MSU-Bottineau and Lake Metigoshe
This is for students entering grades 11-12. There is no cost. Housing is in college dorms and tenting at Lake Metigoshe State Park. Application deadlines are due May 15, 2007. Enrollment is limited to the first 15 applicants. Participants will tour the park, zoo, water and wastewater treatment plants, and the nursery. Then participants will go up to Lake Metigoshe to camp and explore the environment. Contact Craig Dolbeare at MSU-Bottineau by calling 701-228-5473.

Rough Creek Institute
June 14-16, 2007 @ Williston High School/Gap Community Center
This is for students entering grades 10-12. There is no cost. Housing will be in the Gap Community Center. Applications are due May 15, 2007. Earn 1/2 high school science credit and learn about career opportunities in natural resource, engineering, and science ecology. Work with natural resource professionals from the Dakota Prairie Grasslands as you explore the Little Missouri National Grasslands. RCI offers a unique learning experience for students who want a seriously fun career!

Women In Wildlife
June 13-15, 2007 @ MSU-Bottineau
This camp is for girls who love the outdoors and enjoy working with animals. It will introduce them to the field of Wildlife Management. In addition to learning about natural resource work areas and employment opportunities, students will also work in the field, testing net fish, conducting and upland habitat investigation, and working with the National Resource Conservation Service. Contact Aimee Erdman, Community Education Coordinator at 701-228-5410 or

New Salem/Almont Dollars For Scholars
A few weeks ago I distributed the New Salem/Almont Dollars for Scholars scholarship applications to each senior in Mr. Tyler VanderWalís American Government Class. This yearís New Salem/Almont Dollars for Scholars Scholarships again include two Class of í51 Scholarships, and the Josh Kuhn/Josh Olin Memorial Scholarship.

Completed applications must be typed and turned in to either Mrs. Becker or me by Friday, May 4th. If a student wishes to complete the application on the computer, simply request a copy of the application in Word through an e-mail to me at If completed on the computer, be sure to maintain the integrity of each page. The studentís name should only appear on the first page.

Thanks to Mark Fleck and the New Salem/Almont Dollars for Scholars Committee for their work and all those who have contributed to make these scholarships available for our students! Seeing students receive scholarships is one of the top things I like about my job.

For more information on student achievement results, please contact me at New Salem High School at 843-7610, or at my residence at 222-3222.

Have an excellent academic day!